Friday, September 30 2022

The New Jersey Symphony presents a virtual Lunar New Year celebration concert on February 5 at 7 p.m. The program is premiering on SinoVision and Symphony’s YouTube channel and will remain available on demand.

This special virtual concert combines new performances of solo and chamber works with highlights from previous New Jersey Symphony Lunar New Year programs. The program includes festive favorites and traditional Chinese tunes performed by pianist and soprano Chelsea Guo, pianist Min Kwon, violinist Jisun KimPeking University Alumni Chorus, Starry Arts Group Children’s Chorus and New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players.

More information is available at njsymphony.org/LNY.

Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration Concert

Saturday February 5, at 7 p.m.

Musical director of Xian Zhang

Chelsea Guo piano & soprano

Jisun Kim violin

Piano Min Kwon

Peking University Alumni Choir

Starry Arts Group Children’s Choir | Rebecca Shen, director

New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players

ming yang violin

Hector Falcon violin

Michael Stewart alto

Philo Lee cello

Bass Alexandre Bickard

New Jersey Symphony

Opening of the Li Huanzhi Spring Festival

New Jersey Symphony

Conductor of Xian Zhang

Frederic Chopin Prelude op. 28, No. 15, “Raindrop”

Chelsea Guo piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Joel Jacklich “Alleluia” from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165/K. 158a

Soprano Guo of Chelsea

ming yang violin

Hector Falcon violin

Michael Stewart alto

Philo Lee cello

Bass Alexandre Bickard

Traditional/arr. Julia Tsien “Jasmine Flower”

Chelsea Guo piano & soprano

Pablo De Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Jisun Kim violin

Piano Min Kwon

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Waltz” from Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

ming yang violin

Hector Falcon violin

Michael Stewart alto

Philo Lee cello

Bass Alexandre Bickard

Aaron Copland “Long Ago” from Old American Songs

Peking University Alumni Choir

Traditional/arr. Nicholas Hersh “Red Dragonfly”

Starry Arts Group Children’s Choir

Rebecca Shen, director

Purple Bamboo Traditional Melody

New Jersey Symphony

Conductor of Xian Zhang

This celebration is generously sponsored in part by an anonymous donor in honor of Music Director Xian Zhang. Chelsea Guo’s performance is generously sponsored by Margaret Lam.

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